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Ancient Egypt
1. Introduction
2. People
3. Life styles
4. Culture
5. Education and Science
6. Society
7. Economy
8. Government
9. Cities and Villages
10. Language
11. Religion
12. Kings / periods
13. History
14. Map

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Other spelling: Seth-Peribsen

Stele of Peribsen. Now in British Museum, London, UK.
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King of Egypt, 6th king of the 2nd Dynasty, ruling 2738-2716 BCE, 22 years, as derived from Manetho
He is also referred to as Seth-Peribsen, a name deviating from the standard Horus name that virtually all rulers had.
For the first 17 years of his reign, he ruled as Sekhemib. As conflicts between Upper and Lower Egypt became increasingly hard, Sekhemib came to abandon his Horus name in favour of a Seth name, thereby taking side with the powers of Upper Egypt. It has also be interpreted to him losing control of Lower Egypt.
As Seth-Peribsen, or only Peribsen, he would rule for another 5 years.
There are theories that he was succeeded by a king either named Sekhemib-Perenmaat or Khasekhem. Most scholars seem to agree that the first is just another name for the same Peribsen, the other for the succeeding Khasekhemwy.

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By Tore Kjeilen